Tag: Iran

“We’ll defeat corona” – Iran’s deputy health minister has coronavirus

Iran’s deputy health minister said he has contracted the coronavirus and placed himself in isolation, a day after appearing feverish at a press conference in which he downplayed its spread in the shrine city of Qom and said mass quarantines were unnecessary. Iraj Harirchi posted a video on social media on Tuesday[Read More…]

Iran Confirms It Unintentionally Shot Down Ukrainian Passenger Plane with a Missile

Iran on Saturday said a Ukrainian airliner that crashed outside of an airport in Tehran, killing all 176 people on board, was shot down unintentionally by its armed forces, according to a statement by its armed forces on state television.  The Boeing Co. 737-800 jet crashed four hours after Iran had launched military[Read More…]

Canadian Prime Minister says evidence shows Passenger plane was shot down by Iranian missile

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he has intelligence that indicates a passenger plane that crashed in Iran was shot down. He described the crash as a “tragedy that not only shocked Canada, but the rest of the world”. Mr Trudeau added: “We have intelligence from multiple sources, including[Read More…]

Iran says its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) killed over 80 US soldiers

Iran says its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) killed over 80 US soldiers in a missile strike on US forces in Iraq on Wednesday. Mehr News, an Iranian state-run media outlet, said a source in the IRGC told the agency that besides the soldiers killed, 200 people in the US[Read More…]

Air France suspends flights through Iraq and Iranian airspace

Air France says it suspended its flights through Iranian and Iraqi airspace after missile attacks on US military bases in Iraq. The attack was in retaliation for the killing of Qasem Soleimani, Iranian general, at Baghdad international airport, last Friday. In a statement on Wednesday, the airline said the decision to suspend[Read More…]

Iran threatens to attack Israel, other US allies

Iranian Revolutionary Guards has revealed the country may attack Israel and other United States allies in revenge of US action. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday responded to the assassination of commander Qassem Soleimani with a missile attack on an Iraqi airbase used by the US military, Iranian state media[Read More…]

Nigerians staged a protest in Abuja against the assassination of Iranian General, burn US Flag

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, have staged massive protest in Abuja following US’ killing of top Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani following an airstrike. The IMN members, known as Shiites stormed Banex, Wuse area of Abuja to protest the killing and burnt a US flag. Channels TV reports[Read More…]

Nigeria places policemen on red alert nationwide over death of Iranian General

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has placed Police Commands and Formations nationwide on red alert. The spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Frank Mba in a statement on Sunday said, “This proactive measure follows Intelligence Report that sequel to the recent killing[Read More…]

Buhari In Iran, For Summit Of Gas Exporting Nations

By Chris Nomjov President Muhammadu Buhari is in Tehran, Iran, to participate in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) summit on Monday. The President was received at the Mehrabad International Airport by the Iranian Deputy President, Mr Shariat Madri, around 7.15 p.m. local time (4.44 p.m. Nigerian time). Others at[Read More…]

“Iran Match Would Have Been Our Strongest Point” Okocha Blames Keshi For Poor Outing

Former Super Eagles Captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has said Coach Stephen Keshi should be held responsible for the lame approach the team adopted in the goaless draw against Iran last night. Speaking as an analyst on Supersport after the match, Okocha said, “Keshi should be held responsible for the[Read More…]